Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Way Out West

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WAY OUT WEST (S4x32) 4C set John Drewry Bankhead Book 4
Start: Glasgow Highlanders positions

1- 8 1M+2M also 3M+4M ¾ turn RH and dance RSh round partner to place, Ladies repeat turning LH and dance LSh round partner
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance Western DoSiDo:-
' 1- 2 Men set while Ladies dance in, Ladies pass each other LSh and turn to face partner
' 3- 4 Change places LH with partner
' 5- 6 Men change places with other Lady RH, Men pass LSh while Lady dances to partner's place
' 7- 8 Turn partner RH to end in prom hold
17-24 2s+3s circle 4H round while 1s and 4s change places (1L followed by partner cross and dance down Ladies' side as 4s cross and dance up Men's side) 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance RH across and end on sidelines facing partner
25-32 All set to partners and change places RH and dance ½ reels of 4 on sides (3s and 4s on Men's side, 1s and 2s on Ladies' side)

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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